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September 7, 2017
by: Courtney Kissinger, Lead Advisor

Étude is a Community of Makers

After we kicked off the school year Tuesday with team building activities, we continued on to Wednesday and Thursday when we focused on experiencing the disciplines students will be immersed in this year. Another focus was for students to get to know the peers in their classes, as well as their teachers on a deeper level. Wednesday, students previewed the different seminar courses followed by choosing which seminars they would like to take during the first trimester. As seen in the photos, these seminars include movement, drama, music, visual art, creative writing, and engineering. Students then participated in their first Town Hall, where the whole school gathered to develop goals for of what our school community envisioned for our weekly town halls. We continued Thursday by giving students a snapshot into each of their academic classes through a 30 minute preview where they learned about their classmates and abstractly explored some of the concepts they will be diving into later on in the year..

Thursday afternoon students began a collaborative process with high school students called Maker Time. Each student was placed in a seminar area based on their interests where they got to explore and create within the discipline. The theme for today was connections, which each artform explored in a different way. Musicians worked in small groups to manipulate first names into a riff followed by a design challenge using household objects to extend this pattern. Dancers started a name and movement that was personal to themselves which slowly combined with other dancers movements to form short movement pieces. Each group was able to reflect on how we as students and as dancers, engineers, musicians, dramatists, artists, and so on find connections amongst each other when we allow ourselves to openly collaborate. The experience was eye opening in regards to what can happen when we connect students grades 6 through 8 and allow them to recognize their common interests. We are excited to see what the next three days of Maker Time will bring, as well as grow relationships amongst all students, grades 6 through 12, in our school communities.

 


September 5, 2017
by: Courtney Kissinger, Lead Advisor

The First Day of Étude Middle School

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Embarking on a new school year can cause different emotions for everyone involved; students, teachers, and parents. Excitement, anxiousness, fear, nerves, are all things that our students had expressed feeling prior to coming to school today. Our goal as Étude Middle School today was to allow students the opportunity explore themselves as well as their relationships with peers, in an effort to provide a learning environment where all students are comfortable this upcoming school year. In addition, we wanted students to see our Habits of Professionalism in action, specifically the habits of communication and collaboration, as these are components that will help students be successful in their futures at school and beyond. Finally, we as a staff wanted to get to know our students better and have experiences with them in a fail safe environment that we could use to reflect upon in the future.

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August 29, 2017

New Parent Orientation

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On Monday, August 28th, Étude High School and Middle School welcomed new parents for New Parent Orientation. The event started at 5:30pm, when advisors and families gathered in the cafeteria to enjoy seasonal soups made by our staff. Children were then invited to participate in MAKER Break, while parents got together to learn more about our Advisory program and the role of Advisors as someone who is, to students, "on their case, and on their side." 

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June 12, 2017

Mosaic 8th grade trip to Chicago includes service

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On Wednesday, May 31st, Mosaic 8th graders took a field trip to the City of Chicago to celebrate their three years of middle school! In an effort to give back, students worked with The Honeycomb Project, an organization in Chicago that creates youth volunteer opportunities. To prepare for the trip, many of our 8th grade students met after school on several days to create pet toys to donate to the Anti Cruelty Society Shelter through The Honeycomb Project in Chicago. 

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April 26, 2017

Mosaic Envisions Futures in Sheboygan and Beyond

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Weather Report: Cloudy, foggy, thunderstorms. Mosaic students shared these weather metaphors to represent their perspective on college and life after high school on Tuesday morning, April 25th. Students had many questions, “How much does it cost?”, “How long will the program take?”, “What are the benefits of going to college?”.

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February 28, 2017
by: Erica Brown

Mosaic Shadow Day

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The Mosaic School is hosting a Shadow Day on Thursday, March 16th

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January 30, 2017
by: Erica Brown

Information Night

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The Mosaic School is hosting an Information Night on Tuesday, February 7th, from 6:00-7:30 p.m. in room 3402. Please invite friends and families to learn more about The Mosaic School and I.D.E.A.S. Academy. Staff and students guide tours and will be available to answer questions about the program.

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January 2, 2017
by: Erica Brown

Shadow Day

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The Mosaic School is hosting a Shadow Day on January 31st. Shadow Day is designed to give students an opportunity to explore the many opportunities offered at The Mosaic School. The morning begins with a team building activity, followed by attending classes and ends with a question and answer session. If you are interested in attending, please contact Erica Brown at ebrown@etudegroup.org.

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January 2, 2017
by: Erica Brown

Information Night

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I.D.E.A.S. Academy and The Mosaic School are hosting an Information Night on Thursday, January 26th from 6:00-7:30 p.m. in room 3402. Please invite friends and families to learn more about The Mosaic School and I.D.E.A.S. Academy. Staff and students guide tours and will be available to answer questions about the program.

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November 16, 2016
by: Courtney Kooistra, Mosaic Math Teacher and Lead Advisor

Mosaic Students Peer Mentoring for Presentations of Learning

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For the last few weeks, Mosaic students have been reflecting on the first trimester of the 2016-2017 school year by planning for their Presentation of Learning (POL). What is a POL? This is a time where students share out with their parents and advisor about the growth they have made throughout the trimester and the goals they have for the future by looking back at the work they accomplished. Today in advisory, 7th and 8th grade advisories paired up with the 6th grade advisories to help model how to choose artifacts and explain how the artifacts can be used as evidence of the growth students have made.

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